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Discussion in 'German Speaking FanForce' started by starfish, Jan 26, 2004.

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  1. starfish Force Ghost

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    Guten Tag!
    Wie ist jeder in Deutschland?
    Ich bin gut im New York. Das Wetter ist sehr kalt. :)

    Ich hoffe, Deutschland ein Tag zu besuchen. Nicht in diesem Jahr aber ein Tag.
    Wo soll ich im Deutschland besuchen?
    Haben Sie zu Legoland gewesen?

    I would appreciate any advice or suggestions for where I should visit when I go to Germany. Sorry if there are any grammer errors.

    Pete :)
  2. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    germany isn't a big country, just go everywhere ;)

    seriously, don't do what most americans do... don't only go to the south. Germany has so much more to offer that Munich, Heidelberg and Rotenburg o.d.T, Oktoberfest, Lederhosen and Prezels.

    I'd suggest you visit Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Hamburg. That way you'll see the east, south, west and the north (I don't need to mention that Hamburg is the most beautiful, most fantastic city and has the nicest inhabitants, do i? ;) )

    Just make those 4 cities your "basecamps" and make trips to other cities in that area. For Berlin I'd suggest Potsdam and Dresden, for Munich, well...nothing too exciting down there. Except maybe Neuschwanstein...that huge castle everybody visits...
    For Cologne...ask the peope who are from that area. (MacCaffrey, Skiara,TwiLekJedi (from Düsseldorf)
    For Hamburg... I could talk about that for hours...days... but a short version: Bremen, Lübeck, Celle and the Island Sylt.

    Hope that helps!
  3. MacCaffrey VIP

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    That was mind exchange, Janne. :D
    Sabine told me about that thread and I suggested the same for cities as alternatives! :)

    I just disagree about the rating of Hamburg. ;)

    But Jaina_Mirax is right. Take this for major cities of Germany as base and see the interesting parts of Germany. And Legoland is properly almost the same as the most other Theme Parks.
  4. ChimealHeltei FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Isn't Legoland in Denmark? Or is there a Legoland in Germany, too? ?[face_plain]
  5. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    I think there is one in Bavaria somewhere...
  6. starfish Force Ghost

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    Danke, Ausgezeichnet!

    Good advice, to travel to those four "basecamp" cities and then from there see the others.
    And yes there is now a Legoland in Germany as well as Denmark.

    How about food...food is good...what are some foods I should try over there?
  7. MacCaffrey VIP

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    Right Janne. It is between Augsburg and Ulm.

    There are Legolands in Billund, Windsor and California. ;)
  8. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    foods... try REAL cheese, not that stuff you got over there! And bread (I am not talking about the bread for toasts...Germany has what? 2000 different kinds of bread...)
    Otherwise, try local foods. Fish in the north for example. Dunno what's typical for the other regions...
    I can give you names for some good restaurants in Hamburg.

    Oh and you gotta try Döner. Typical German food ;)
  9. starfish Force Ghost

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    MMmmm...sounds gut. Ich liebe Kase und Brot...2000 kinds of bread, wow you must have invented just about every flavor bread there is. :)
    Also don't worry I'm not fat like most Americans. :)

    What else could we talk about?
  10. MacCaffrey VIP

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    What are you interested in? More cultural things or ways to spend time "less intellectual"?


    Edit: Thanks, Senny. ;)
    Edit2: Thanks, Sabine. ;)
  11. AlrikFassbauer Jedi Master

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    About Legoland : As far as I know not only in Denmark, but also (only since a few years ago) in the north of Germany.

    I might be wrong, because I've never been there, but that's what I know.

    About Berlin _: A great city ! Personally, I believe you would need at least a week or better two - or even a moth ! :p for getting to know everything that is there to see. ! ;)

    It's a city filled with history ...
  12. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    there is no Legoland in northern germany. I am pretty sure about that. the only theme park like things we got up here is Hansa Park (Schleswig Holstein), Heidepark (Niedersachsen), Serengeti Safari Park (Niedersachsen) and Tolk Schau (Schleswig Holstein).

    Berlin is definately (at least) worth a one-week stay. The city is huge and has lots of cool places, bars and museums.
    I still don't really like Berlin (too big...too many people) but it's a city everybody should see.

  13. AlrikFassbauer Jedi Master

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    Two things :

    - The Hansa Park was in the 70s a Legoland Park - I was there. I still have photos of it somewhere. Later it was closed and turned into Hansa Park, where I#ve been, too (late 70s or early 80s).

    - Legoland Günzburg ?

    - at www.lego.com there is a German site about German Legoland - so it's official. Unfortunately the site needs a Flash Player by Macromedia, which doesn't really work with my browser.

    Hm, wenn ich weiter so in Englisch schreibe, sollte ich vielleicht bald den Wohnort wechseln ? :p

  14. Skytalker Jedi Knight

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    I´m not that familiar with northern Germany but the only place I know in that region that sounds a bit like Legoland is Helgoland... :p
  15. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    hey, don't confuse starfish! ;)

    (Helgoland is an island in the north sea)
  16. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    When I was young (how that sounds [face_plain] :p) I thought Helgoland and Legoland were the same. :p
    But don't ask my why I thought that. ;)

    I was there (Legoland) one time and I was impressed by the things they built and I dreamt to get so many lego bricks to do something like that. ;)

    But I never got enough... :(



    ;)
  17. starfish Force Ghost

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    I agree, I have only seen pictures but Legoland looks impressive to me. Looks like a place where you can have lots of fun. :)

    "Hm, wenn ich weiter so in Englisch schreibe, sollte ich vielleicht bald den Wohnort wechseln ?"
    Tut mir leid, es ist meine Schuld. :) :p

    "What are you interested in? More cultural things or ways to spend time "less intellectual"?"

    I like castles, I have heard there are lots of them in Germany. Lets talk about them.

  18. AlrikFassbauer Jedi Master

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    Castles are everywhwere ... but rather not big ones, but I think rather small ones. Personally, I know more casles like of the "Schloß"-type than of the "Burg"-type. (Schloß - Schlösser , Burg - Burgen , Singular, Plural ;) )

    Really great castles can be found - imho - rather in the south of Germany - Bavaria, for example. But you would be surprised how many less-known castles are out there. ;)

    What I find fascinatinting are ruins of castles. There are many out there, too, and in almost any kind of shape. Sometimes only small remnants of basements, so deep covered by bushes that you hardly notice them, sometimes big ruins, very impressive. The main tower - most Burgen have it - is clled "Bergfried". No-one actually knows where this word comes from.

    In some cases, there are Youth Hostels inside of such Burgen, for example (as far as I know) the Youth Hostel wherein the Dark Side Con takes place.
  19. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    I will use the words Schloss/Schlösser and Burg/Burgen in this post, cause there is a difference between those.
    If I am correct a Schloß is just a residence for a Kind/Count/Lord/Knight/nobleman/whatever and is fancy looking with a fancy interior and has no military use.
    A Burg is usually older, like medivel. It's more like a fortess...a place to hide in during a war etc.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong...I'm no historian. ;)

    in the south of munich there is a youth hostel in a Burg. "Burg Schwaneck"

    well there are some Schlösser up here, too. not as impressing as Neuschwanstein (whicht is not a typical Schloss at all...it just looks Cinderella-like because the guy who built it was.. well a little nuts. and it is not as old as all the Burgen which are medival. Neuschwanstein was built at the turn of the century 1900) but still nice to vistit.
    There is Schloss Ahrensburg for Example and Schloss Bergedorf. I also know about a Schloss in a little town called Ahlden wich actually belonged to distant relatives of the Royal Family in England. (Well, not a big deal, almost every royal family in Europe is related to the Brits)

    If you wanna see lots of ruins you'll like the river Rhein or you should go to France. The Dordogne area has lots of ruins..and I mean LOTS!
    It's a great place. If you're into castles and that kind of stuff, you have to read Michael Crichton's "Timeline" great book, but take in account that it is a invented story. Don't take everything for granted ;)
    The castles mentioned in the book really DO exist. Been there, seen the places, done some of the stuff they did in the book :D
  20. starfish Force Ghost

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    Danke
    All that information will be very useful to me when I eventually go to Germany.
    I think castles are interesting and over here there are not that many of them.
    The book by Crichton sound cool too, I'll have to look for that.


  21. starfish Force Ghost

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    Guten Morgen

    So what jobs do you all have? Or if you don't have a job what would you like/dream to become?

  22. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    none. will be applying to film school soon. will probably fail miserably :p
  23. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    "Job searcher" :p
    (does this word exist? ?[face_plain] )

    I just finished my study and I am searching for a job in the event/organisation-sector. :)
  24. MacCaffrey VIP

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    I study Human medicine and am in the fourth year. Two and half to go.
  25. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    "Two and half to go."

    I always wanted to ask. I always forgot. Good to know ;)
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